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“Disappointed with the Paellas”

Bodego de la Sarieta
Ranked #150 of 3,625 Restaurants in Valencia
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: La Seu
Reviewed April 26, 2014

My partner and I visited Valencia for the first time. We went to Bodego de la Sarieta based on reviews made on Tripadvisor from May 2012.

Perhaps the ownership of the restaurant had changed since May 2012, but we were both disappointed.

I would NOT RECOMMEND this restaurant for PAELLA. Perhaps, other choices on the menu would be better.

I had the Shellfish paella. Firstly, both our paellas were way too over-salted! There were hardly any seafood. One very small prawn, and 4 very small shrimp in shell. (No meat in it after shell removed). 2 mussels, and 3 very small pieces of cuttlefish.

My partner had the rabbit, chicken, and vegetable paella. Meat pieces dry and bony with not much substance. A couple lima beans and a few pieces of overcooked green beans.
Needless to say, we were not able to eat that amount of salty rice!
It was a lunch set menu for 20.50 euros each, which was a choice of a tapas or salad and choice of Paella.
Not cheap for a nothing much meal.

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Thank M Y
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

If you are in Valencia looking for a local non tourist trap restaurant, this is the place for you. It is so well hidden that you will need a map and the precise address to find it. Otherwise you will never walk in front of it while visiting the city. We had great tapas, especially the first 2 on the menu that have Valencian names and are based on pepper and codfish. Another great tapas is the "plato de la taberna" which contains quail eggs.
Then we had valencian and moriscos (fish) paella. They were very good even if maybe I got better paella elsewhere.
The service was very quick and nice. They offered us a digestive before leaving.

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Thank Claudio A
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Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Had an amazing set menu for 21€ per person. Consisting of 6 tapas, paella for the table and dessert. Paella had an amazing flavour the dessert was small but after the amount of paella we had it needed to be! Had a slight language issue with the staff so we ended up ordering the wrong menu the service staff were very understanding and happily changed our menu. Great last night in Valencia thanks to the good food and good service!

Thank Emily R
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Valencia! Delicious food --- the tasting menu is highly recommended, with the wonderful flavors of Valencia offered in abundance. Friendly, attentive staff and cozy atmosphere.

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Thank kld_estudi
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

The place with great service, perfect for a late dinner nearby. Nice atmosphere both outside and inside, sometimes street musicians come here to play (it's really not irritating). Great paella, valencian rice with garlic and angulas salad.

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